What is it?

Put simply, people like to put big houses on their not-so-big blocks. 

In many cities, the urban sprawl has taken over areas that were traditionally green space, such as scrub, bushland or land used for agricultural purposes, to accommodate new urban developments.

In recent times, the sizes of homes in these developments have increased dramatically resulting in the some of the highest home to land ratios in the world.

We’re asking the question, what might we do to counter the 'McMansion phenomenon' and encourage green space in peri-urban areas?

"The fact that Victoria has the largest house sizes in the world, resulting in front and back yards being reduced to virtually nothing, discouraging potential tree-planting in private open space and precluding natural shading and growing of fresh produce."  

Greening the West    



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